Melaka looking into providing more burial grounds due to increasing number of Covid-19 deaths

MELAKA: The state government will look into the need to make more burial grounds available in the wake of Covid-19 related deaths.

Melaka health and anti-drug committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said a discussion will be held next week to detail the need to have additional burial grounds.

"The issue will be looked at during the special meeting on Covid-19," he said on Saturday (July 31).

Melaka has witnessed deaths in the double digits since the past week due to Covid-19.

On Thursday (July 29), Melaka Chief Minister's Secretary for Community Affairs, Yong Fun Juan, announced that the state is offering complimentary columbarium niche spaces for families to store ash urns during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

He said those who can’t afford to pay the fees to store the cremated remains of their loved ones could seek his help.

Yong said buying single urn niches could be expensive, depending on the columbarium's location and the niche's feng shui (Chinese geomancy).
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